Period
to 20 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for AWS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AWS over the 6 months to 20 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 8 10
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 +18
Contract jobs citing AWS 185 753 785
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 10.67% 12.04% 11.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 31.25% 35.87% 42.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 617 670
Median daily rate £525 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £363 £425 £425
90th Percentile £638 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £52.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% +62.50% +30.69%
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £52.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -32.69% +62.50% +30.69%

AWS is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 592 2,099 1,838
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 34.14% 33.57% 26.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 1,651 1,511
Median daily rate £500 £525 £523
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +0.48% +4.50%
10th Percentile £313 £363 £331
90th Percentile £638 £663 £675
Central London median daily rate £514 £525 £513
% change year-on-year -2.14% +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 13
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +13.16% -2.56%
10th Percentile £17.00 £19.10 £13.00
90th Percentile £42.65 £56.55 £31.15
Median hourly rate £28.75 £21.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +35.29% +6.25% +5.26%

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing AWS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AWS in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing AWS in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS within the City of London region over the 6 months to 20 September 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge +9 1 £600 +14.29%
AWS
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 September 2020, IT contractor jobs citing AWS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for AWS.

1 88 (47.57%) DevOps
2 87 (47.03%) Azure
3 60 (32.43%) Docker
4 59 (31.89%) Kubernetes
5 56 (30.27%) Java
5 56 (30.27%) Python
6 54 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (25.41%) GCP
8 44 (23.78%) Terraform
9 41 (22.16%) Microservices
10 36 (19.46%) Jenkins
10 36 (19.46%) Finance
10 36 (19.46%) Linux
11 33 (17.84%) Ansible
12 29 (15.68%) Continuous Integration
12 29 (15.68%) Security Cleared
13 28 (15.14%) Git (software)
14 26 (14.05%) SQL
15 24 (12.97%) JavaScript
16 23 (12.43%) TDD
16 23 (12.43%) Software Engineering
17 22 (11.89%) Test Automation
17 22 (11.89%) Infrastructure as Code
18 21 (11.35%) RESTful
18 21 (11.35%) Banking
19 20 (10.81%) Web Services
19 20 (10.81%) SC Cleared
19 20 (10.81%) NoSQL
20 19 (10.27%) Open Source
20 19 (10.27%) Continuous Delivery

AWS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (6.49%) Apache Spark
2 10 (5.41%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.16%) Confluence
4 2 (1.08%) Apache
4 2 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.08%) nginx
4 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.08%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.54%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.54%) CMS
5 1 (0.54%) IIS
5 1 (0.54%) JBoss
5 1 (0.54%) Liferay
5 1 (0.54%) SAS
5 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Magento
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 87 (47.03%) Azure
2 47 (25.41%) GCP
3 19 (10.27%) Serverless
4 18 (9.73%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (9.19%) GitHub
6 13 (7.03%) Amazon S3
6 13 (7.03%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (5.41%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (4.86%) SaaS
9 8 (4.32%) PaaS
10 7 (3.78%) Amazon EKS
10 7 (3.78%) IaaS
11 6 (3.24%) Amazon ECS
11 6 (3.24%) Amazon ELB
11 6 (3.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (2.70%) OpenShift
12 5 (2.70%) Power Platform
13 4 (2.16%) Route 53
14 3 (1.62%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.32%) HTTPS
1 8 (4.32%) SSL
2 7 (3.78%) Internet
3 6 (3.24%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.70%) Kerberos
5 4 (2.16%) DNS
5 4 (2.16%) Network Security
6 3 (1.62%) Firewall
7 2 (1.08%) HTTP
7 2 (1.08%) SAN
7 2 (1.08%) VPN
7 2 (1.08%) Wireless
8 1 (0.54%) BGP
8 1 (0.54%) DMZ
8 1 (0.54%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.54%) LAN
8 1 (0.54%) SMTP
8 1 (0.54%) SNMP
8 1 (0.54%) WAN
8 1 (0.54%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.81%) NoSQL
2 17 (9.19%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (8.65%) Big Data
4 15 (8.11%) MySQL
4 15 (8.11%) SQL Server
5 12 (6.49%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (6.49%) Hadoop
6 10 (5.41%) MongoDB
7 9 (4.86%) Amazon Redshift
8 6 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (3.24%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.70%) Power BI
9 5 (2.70%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.62%) Amazon Aurora
10 3 (1.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.62%) Redis
11 2 (1.08%) BigQuery
11 2 (1.08%) DB2
12 1 (0.54%) Impala
Development Applications
1 36 (19.46%) Jenkins
2 28 (15.14%) Git (software)
3 12 (6.49%) GitLab
4 11 (5.95%) Maven
5 8 (4.32%) JIRA
5 8 (4.32%) JUnit
6 7 (3.78%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.70%) Mockito
8 4 (2.16%) Ant
8 4 (2.16%) Artifactory
8 4 (2.16%) Bitbucket
8 4 (2.16%) Gradle
8 4 (2.16%) Subversion
8 4 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.62%) Selenium
10 2 (1.08%) JMeter
10 2 (1.08%) NUnit
10 2 (1.08%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.08%) WebLOAD
General
1 36 (19.46%) Finance
2 21 (11.35%) Banking
3 13 (7.03%) Public Sector
4 7 (3.78%) Marketing
4 7 (3.78%) Retail
5 5 (2.70%) Electronics
5 5 (2.70%) Front Office
5 5 (2.70%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.70%) Law
5 5 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.08%) Advertising
6 2 (1.08%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.08%) French Language
6 2 (1.08%) Police
7 1 (0.54%) Games
7 1 (0.54%) Local Government
7 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.54%) Publishing
7 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (29.73%) Developer
2 51 (27.57%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (14.59%) Java Developer
4 19 (10.27%) Architect
5 18 (9.73%) AWS Engineer
6 13 (7.03%) AWS DevOps
7 12 (6.49%) Full Stack Developer
8 11 (5.95%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 9 (4.86%) Cloud Engineer
10 8 (4.32%) AWS Architect
11 7 (3.78%) Analyst
12 6 (3.24%) Backend Developer
12 6 (3.24%) Cloud Architect
12 6 (3.24%) Data Engineer
12 6 (3.24%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 6 (3.24%) PHP Developer
12 6 (3.24%) Security Architect
12 6 (3.24%) Senior DevOps
12 6 (3.24%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 5 (2.70%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.35%) RESTful
2 20 (10.81%) Web Services
3 19 (10.27%) HTML
4 18 (9.73%) AngularJS
5 17 (9.19%) Spring
6 14 (7.57%) CSS
6 14 (7.57%) HTML5
6 14 (7.57%) React
7 12 (6.49%) LDAP
8 11 (5.95%) Kafka
9 9 (4.86%) .NET
9 9 (4.86%) Spring Security
10 8 (4.32%) CSS3
10 8 (4.32%) Guice
10 8 (4.32%) JAAS
10 8 (4.32%) Vue.js
11 7 (3.78%) Laravel
11 7 (3.78%) Node.js
11 7 (3.78%) Sass
11 7 (3.78%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (4.86%) Cloud Native
2 8 (4.32%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.24%) Clustering
4 5 (2.70%) Blog
4 5 (2.70%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.16%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.16%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.16%) Fixed Income
5 4 (2.16%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.16%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.08%) AS400
6 2 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.08%) iSeries
6 2 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.08%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.08%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.54%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.54%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 36 (19.46%) Linux
2 12 (6.49%) Windows
3 11 (5.95%) Unix
4 6 (3.24%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.70%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.16%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (1.62%) Android
7 3 (1.62%) CentOS
7 3 (1.62%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.08%) Debian
8 2 (1.08%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (47.57%) DevOps
2 54 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (22.16%) Microservices
4 29 (15.68%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (12.43%) Software Engineering
5 23 (12.43%) TDD
6 22 (11.89%) Infrastructure as Code
6 22 (11.89%) Test Automation
7 19 (10.27%) Continuous Delivery
7 19 (10.27%) Open Source
8 13 (7.03%) Computer Science
8 13 (7.03%) Configuration Management
8 13 (7.03%) High Availability
9 12 (6.49%) Migration
10 11 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (5.95%) SDLC
11 10 (5.41%) BDD
11 10 (5.41%) Machine Learning
11 10 (5.41%) Scrum
12 9 (4.86%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 56 (30.27%) Java
1 56 (30.27%) Python
2 26 (14.05%) SQL
3 24 (12.97%) JavaScript
4 17 (9.19%) Bash Shell
5 14 (7.57%) C#
6 13 (7.03%) Java 8
7 10 (5.41%) Ruby
8 9 (4.86%) PHP
9 7 (3.78%) Kotlin
9 7 (3.78%) PowerShell
9 7 (3.78%) TypeScript
10 6 (3.24%) C++
10 6 (3.24%) Scala
11 5 (2.70%) Perl
12 4 (2.16%) Go
12 4 (2.16%) R
13 2 (1.08%) ES6
13 2 (1.08%) Groovy
13 2 (1.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (15.68%) Security Cleared
2 20 (10.81%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.41%) Degree
4 9 (4.86%) AWS Certification
5 7 (3.78%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (1.08%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.08%) CCNP
7 2 (1.08%) CCSP
7 2 (1.08%) CISSP
7 2 (1.08%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.08%) SSCP
8 1 (0.54%) CCNA
8 1 (0.54%) CRISC
8 1 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.54%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.24%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) GDPR
2 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 60 (32.43%) Docker
2 11 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.54%) HDFS
4 1 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.54%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 59 (31.89%) Kubernetes
2 44 (23.78%) Terraform
3 33 (17.84%) Ansible
4 18 (9.73%) Puppet
5 16 (8.65%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (4.32%) Prometheus
7 6 (3.24%) Grafana
7 6 (3.24%) Kibana
8 4 (2.16%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.62%) logstash
9 3 (1.62%) Rancher
9 3 (1.62%) Zipkin
10 2 (1.08%) Kubeflow
10 2 (1.08%) Nagios
10 2 (1.08%) Nessus
10 2 (1.08%) Packer
10 2 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.54%) Demisto
11 1 (0.54%) Icinga
11 1 (0.54%) QRadar
Vendors
1 14 (7.57%) Microsoft
1 14 (7.57%) Oracle
2 12 (6.49%) VMware
3 11 (5.95%) Google
4 8 (4.32%) Cloudera
5 6 (3.24%) Splunk
6 5 (2.70%) SAP
7 4 (2.16%) CyberArk
7 4 (2.16%) IBM
7 4 (2.16%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.62%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.62%) Cisco
8 3 (1.62%) EMC
8 3 (1.62%) NetApp
8 3 (1.62%) Qualys
8 3 (1.62%) SaltStack
8 3 (1.62%) Tableau
9 2 (1.08%) Ab Initio
9 2 (1.08%) CA
9 2 (1.08%) Salesforce.com